I was really looking forward to Wharfedale's newly launched Elysian range at Bristol - their move significantly up market. The static large standmount on display shows the finish is both an interesting shape and extremely well executed - from that aspect alone they're very impressive.
85th Anniversay Lintons were being demonstrated and you can read
thoughts about them from the 2019 show on this blog. So of much more
interest were the (also newly launched) top of the range Evo4.4 floor
stander, retailing at just under £1200. On the face of it this is a lot
of speaker for that money - the AMT tweeter and dome mid range drivers
are typically not budget units. Partnered with Audiolab's equally VFM
6000 series electronics this system did a fine job of filling this
largish room with style. And music. There was lots to admire here at
this price level, trouncing some much more expensive systems. I wish I'd
had more time to spend with this system.